All items: HR policy and strategy

  • Eight ways to ensure diversity initiatives are fair

    17 October 2016

    After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution to employers' diversity issues?

  • How can you avoid legal and HR pitfalls in family businesses?

    1 October 2016

    Almost half of the private-sector workforce is employed by family businesses. While many such companies are successful, sound policies are needed to avoid nepotism and claims for breach of contract and unfair constructive dismissal from non-family employees. Ed Stacey, a partner and head of the employment legal team at PwC, offers tips on good practice.

  • Employing students: six tips for the new term

    26 September 2016

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Writing a modern slavery statement: a guide for employers

    19 September 2016

    Large employers must publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year ending on or after 31 March 2016. The Government recommends that the statement be published within six months of the end of the organisation's financial year. If this runs from 1 April to 31 March, publication of the first statement is expected by 30 September 2016. What do you have to consider when writing a modern slavery statement, how should it be structured and what can it contain?

  • Discrimination risks: requirement to speak English at work and dress codes

    1 September 2016

    The requirement to speak English at work and dress codes at work are policy areas where employers should tread carefully to avoid discrimination. Deborah Bulman, a senior associate from Burges Salmon LLP, considers recent legal controversies and gives tips on drafting employment policies.

  • Flexible working: balancing an individual's request against the impact on the rest of the workforce

    16 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

  • Zika and the Olympics - can employees be forced to travel?

    5 August 2016

    As well as the athletes descending on Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many people are travelling there to work over the coming weeks, but, in the light of the Zika virus, can employees be forced to work in Brazil?

  • Six common summer employment issues

    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

  • How does Brexit affect international assignments?

    1 July 2016

    The process for the UK leaving the EU is yet to be set in motion, but employers should start thinking about the long-term implications for the movement of staff between the UK and other countries.

  • Protecting confidential information: six tips for employers

    29 June 2016

    In this technological age, employers have the challenge of protecting confidential information within a digital landscape. Fiona Cuming sets out six tips to help.

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